Ahh Poem Analysis

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Title: The title causes the reader’s initial reaction to be that the author enjoys mist, and is likely writing about mist in a love style of poetry. The first impressions are that this poem will likely include several metaphors about mist and will likely seem to be thoughts, and not an actual conversation or lecture. The subject of the poem is clearly going to be about mist, but it may also dig into romance, seeing as the title includes “Ahh”.
Paraphrase: Can it be found on a mountaintop, or a house, or a person? Do not breathe out and lose the mist, do not fall asleep and lose the day, do not try to pass the day quickly, do not open your mouth and lose the mist. Do not believe that someone will catch you when you fall, or that they will
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It conveys the image that the author is not enjoying his life or the world as much as he used to, and that his age is causing him to close his heart away more. The repetition of beginning each line in a stanza with the same word is very interesting. It fails to translate over to the English version, but it gives the poem a feeling of needing to repeat things, almost as if the author needed to convince themselves that what they are saying is true. The metaphor of “the buoyancy of air” is angled towards using the other meaning of “buoyancy” being cheerful and optimistic. Seeing as everyone breathes air, “buoyancy of air” could be the air and everyone will help others or be cheerful, and the author is trying to convince the reader to not believe in…show more content…
This made me very curious about how Chinese poems are different from American ones, and how the Chinese poems would be translated. This poem stood out to me among other Chinese poems because of the sigh in the title. The “Ahh” made me very curious, as it could be conveying many different emotions. I read through several other poems, but the emotion that is seen right away in the title continued to catch my eye. I wanted to analyze the poem so I could understand the titles emotion. I now believe that the “Ahh” is a sigh of pleasure, because unlike how it seems in the middle of the poem, the author does seem to enjoy

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